Diaspora Dialogues is delighted to partner with the Orpheus Choir of Toronto for their “Raising Her Voice” concert in 2018/19. In this exciting project that brings our proven mentorship model to a cross discipline enterprise, we will pair poets who have published in our programs, both mentors and mentees, with established and emerging composers chosen by Orpheus Choir to produce compositions for this concert celebrating International Women’s Day in 2019 . . .
Diaspora Dialogues is returning to Camp Wavelength to kick off our first installment of DD in the Parks! Turning to the stars (of great texts) to answer your burning questions, you can all get your palms read and fortunes told as Andrea Thompson, Jo Jefferson and Rasiqra Revulva borrow histories from some of the most revered literary tales around!
Our Literary Fortune Telling takes place on August 19th and 20th from 1-4pm at Sherbourne Common . . .
Using a blend of physical theatre, shadow puppetry and projections, Rootless traces the path of a young woman cut off from the land she loves. As an outsider in her new home and facing loss, she travels through a world of dreams, djin, talking animals, a mermaid in the desert, and the moon to find solace . . .
Through the lens of her real-life experiences with cancer, poet and playwright Priscila Uppal(6 Essential Things, Factory Theatre) creates a magical and uplifting theatrical dialogue between two old friends in the new play What Linda Said. . . .
Diaspora Dialogues is pleased to announce it will co-present a few events at the 2017 Spur Toronto festival. We have also programmed a number of established and emerging poets and spoken word artists to open various panels . . .
Check out “The Orchard” by 2016 DD playwright Sarena Parmar. The workshop, a play adapted from Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard”, is playing this Saturday, December 10th at 2:3opm.
Admission is free but a ticket is needed to get into the Young Centre during the Christmas Market without paying for entry . . .
Join Diaspora Dialogues from August 19 to 21 as we ascend into Camp Wavelength, the only Toronto music festival to offer overnight camping at the Toronto Islands! The 3 day festival will feature performances and activities by various artists including our very own literary fortune telling event! Stay tuned for more details!
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Sunday June 19, 2016, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
North Pavilion sharing Circle at the Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave
Join Diaspora Dialogues for National Aboriginal Day at Evergreen Brick Works, for an afternoon of literature showcasing the works of Indigenous writers, poets and spoken word artists and their contributions to Canadian culture and heritage . . .
Diaspora Dialogues invites you to join us for a weekend of readings reimagining Canadian history. Our country’s defining attributes are its multiculturalism and inclusivity. Yet, we tend to tell Canadian history through the eyes of the white settler . . .
Omar Musa, a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper, and poet kicked off the entire festival. We were so thrilled he joined us all the way from Queanbeyan, Australia to regale us with his melodic spoken word readings—even weathering the unusually frigid April temperatures . . .
Diaspora Dialogues is pleased to announce it’s programmed a number of established and emerging spoken word artists and poets to open Spur Toronto’s panels.
Omar Musa will be reading his work at the opening session of Spur festival on Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m . . .